Richard Layman

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Richard "Dick" Floyd Layman

LANCASTER: Richard "Dick" Floyd Layman, 85, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, February 01, 2014 at Rockmill Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. He was born on October 14, 1928 to the late Floyd F. and Mary E. (Hawkins) Layman.

Richard graduated from Lancaster High School in 1947. He played the trumpet in Lancaster High School Marching Band. Richard worked on tennis courts at Rising Park. He played in Lewis Meier Dance Band and later had his own dance band "Dick Layman's Band." He attended Ohio University and The Ohio State University. Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science from the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science on September 30, 1950. He was a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director for the state of Ohio. Richard served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954. He was Corporal in Army Signal Corp., Senior Central Office Technician with the Signal Corps in the Army's Naha, Okinawa telephone exchange. Richard was an Employment Manager of Anchor Hocking Tableware Division from 1954-1962, Industrial Relations Manager, Plant 18, Houston, Texas Container Division from 1962-1967, Industrial Relations Manager, Plant 6 , Salem, N.J., Container Division from 1967-1970, Corporate Industrial Relations Specialist, Home Offices, Lancaster, Ohio from 1970-1971, Corporate Director of Safety from 1971-1983, Director of safety, security, suggestion system, blassco funds, and in-plant feeding for all divisions, including all subsidiaries. In 1971 Richard was the Chairman of the Research Committee of the Glass and Ceramics Section of the National Safety Council. In 1973 he received designation of a certified safety professional and became a member of the National Association of Safety Professionals.

He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Chairman of Safety Promotion of the Executive Committee of the Glass and Ceramics Section of the National Safety Council. Richard represented Anchor Hocking as a member of the Health and Safety Subcommittee of the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute. He retired in 1983. In his younger adult years Richard was an active member in Lancaster Jaycees and Lancaster Elks. He loved playing golf, swimming, dancing, and water skiing. He was a Golden Gloves Boxer in High School. Lifetime fan of Ohio State Football and Basketball. He married Bonnie Louise Steed on September 24, 1950. She passed on February 12, 1996.

Richard is survived by wife, Marjorie (Kilbarger) Layman; daughter, Kathy (Bill Jr.) Amspaugh; son, Mark (Brenda) Layman; grandchildren, Jonathan (Julie) Layman, Daniel Layman, Bill (Amy) Amspaugh III, and Heidi Calloway; great grandchildren, Addison and Parker Amspaugh, Cameron and Alexis Henderson. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his first wife Bonnie.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30 AM at St. Bernadette Church with Fr. Thomas Kessler and Fr. James Walter as Celebrants. Burial to follow at Forest Rose Cemetery where a military graveside service will be conducted by the Lancaster Ohio Veterans Burial Detail. Family will receive friends on Monday, February 3 from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM at the SHERIDAN FUNERAL HOME.

The family would like to thank Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre and FairHoPe Hospice for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Parkinson's Foundation or to St. Bernadette's Catholic Church.

A luncheon will be held for family and friends at St. Bernadette's Church following the graveside service. 1343 Wheeling Road Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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Sheridan Funeral Home - Lancaster
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Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on Feb. 2, 2014
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